A Not-So-Quiet Getaway
My company shuts down for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so it seems like a good time to get away. In 2016 I went to San Francisco. In 2017 I decided on Mexico.
My goal was to go somewhere peaceful and relaxing. I was looking for a quiet village where there wouldn’t be a lot of tourists (at least not from the USA). Since it was just three weeks after getting back from my South America trip, I thought I could use a little relaxation.
After doing some research, I settled on Tepoztlán, about an hour’s drive south of Mexico City. It seemed to tick all the right buttons: small, few Americans, but popular enough as a weekend getaway from Mexico City that it has restaurants and a few interesting things to see. I found pictures like the one above, and I thought it looks like it will be a perfect destination.
Unfortunately, getting there turned out to be more complicated. I ended up flying to Mexico City through Las Vegas on two separate round trip tickets on two different airlines. Then there was still the matter of getting to Tepoztlán. Plus my return flight was in the morning. In the end I decided to do just four days in Tepoztlán and three days in Mexico City. I used Blacklane (which I highly recommend) for transportation to and from Tepoztlán.
Tepoztlán also didn’t turn out to be the peaceful, relaxing getaway I was looking for. But I loved it anyway, and I did find time to relax while I was there. Mexico City, of course, is anything but quiet, and I loved it too.
Tepoztlán (66 photos)
Mexico City (120 photos)